I made a special trip south on Saturday afternoon to do a family photo shoot on Sunday morning -- it was a good excuse to go spend some time with Mack and Addison. I gave them the Green Bay Packer helmet & uniforms sets that Mom send down, we played outside, had supper together, and read bedtime stories -- and I hit the hay right about when they did! I'm pretty sure that Mack slept in his new uniform (minus the hard plastic shoulder pads and helmet).
I was gently awakened by Addison on Sunday morning. He crawled in and jibber-jabbered while I stretched and dozed. He was just two in August and, while he talks up a storm, he doesn't pronounce all the letters correctly yet, so I wasn't quite sure what he was saying to me, over and over, 'til he slid out of bed and dragged a couple of Tonka and Little Tikes toys into the room -- right into bed! "I'll get your digger." Mine was a frontloader, his was both a frontloader and a backloader. Heehee! Soon Mack joined us, hoisting a digger of his own onto the bed and, before we vacated completely, a dump truck had found its way in, too!
I had a great photo session and was home by the start of the 2nd quarter of the Packer game. I watched the rest of the game while downloading and backing up photos, unpacking my gear (camera stuff, clothing, knitting), and folding laundry. I went to the grocery store and made supper (pecan-crusted* salmon - YUM!), then went up to the coffee shop for a couple of hours to help Ali do a little repainting.
DH was busy re-working the closet area and finish-painting our new bedroom over the weekend. The room is being measured for carpeting today! I'm SO excited.
*I misremembered the recipe, which is actually for sesame-crusted salmon, but until I can find a source for bulk sesame seed, I'm not making anything that calls for more than a couple of Tbsps! I made the recipe almost exactly, substituting pecans for sesame seeds -- probably a bit more fat that way, but I'm still plugging away, a 10th here another 10th there, and this morning I weighed in at my lowest yet. My clothes are definitely fitting differently -- I kept having to hike up my jeans during the shoot yesterday (I don't even think about what I'm doing or how I look as it happens, but I get into some weird positions and, especially when shooting kids, it can be a bit of a workout!).
Happy Monday! ~